Historic Preservation Workshop

Why Old Places Matter

Well maintained historic downtowns, sites and homes create a sense of pride in communities as well as tourist attractions.  The Buchanan County Historic Preservation Commission in partnership with Buchanan County Economic Development, the Independence Area Chamber of Commerce and the Buchanan

County Historical Society is sponsoring Why Old Places Matter:  A Historic Preservation Workshop.  If you are considering placing your building, site or home on the National Register of Historic Places, you need to attend this workshop!

The workshop is being held Saturday, February 23 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence, IA. This workshop hosts high caliber speakers in the preservation field and pertinent topics.  Topics and speakers are as follows:

  1. Why Historic Preservation? Paula Mohr, Local Historic Preservation Coordinator, State Historic Preservation Office
  2. The Basics of the National Register of Historic Places, Laura Sadowsky, National Register Coordinator, State Historic Preservation Office
  3. Historic Window Rehabilitation, Terry Philips, TK Enterprises
  4. Masonry Restoration, Kyle Martin, AIA, Martin Gardner Architecture

As part of the registration fee participants will be provided a catered lunch as well as the opportunity to take a self-guided tour of Heartland Acres Agribition Center which is donating the use of their facility for this workshop.

Cost is $30 if registered by Monday, February 18th.  Registration after the 18th is $40.
*    Make check payable to Buchanan County Historical Society (please put Historic Preservation Workshop in the memo line)
*    Mail to BCEDC, P.O. 109, Independence, Iowa 50644.

Click  Historic Preservation Registration Form to download the registration form.